A Highlander's Obsession: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

A Highlander's Obsession: A Highlander's Beloved Novel

by Vonnie Davis

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In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel.
Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals, Paisley Munro has found meaning in her so-called gifts by working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she shares a simmering attraction.
Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more: revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.

Praise for A Highlander’s Obsession
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye
“An altogether fun read . . . Davis throws in lots of Scots to give texture.”Library Journal

“While I enjoy all sub-genres of romance, A Highlander’s Obsession, Ms. Davis’s funny, sexy, and suspenseful new paranormal romance has shot to the top of my list!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series
“Brilliant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, A Highlander’s Obsession belongs on the keeper shelf to enjoy again and again, right next to all of Vonnie Davis’s fabulous stories! Get ready to fall in love. Creighton Matteson has just skyrocketed to the top of my all-time favorite romance heroes list! I can’t wait for the other books in this series. Kudos to Ms. Davis for creating this memorable paranormal romance.”—AJ Nuest, author of The Golden Key Chronicles
“Sexy and funny with characters that walk straight into your heart . . . Vonnie Davis will have you rushing to turn the pages until the very last word. Scots, kilts, and bears, oh my!”—Sarah Grimm, author of the Black Phoenix series
“Vonnie Davis delivers a sexy paranormal romance to tickle your funny bone and leave you sighing.”—Mackenzie Crowne
A Highlander’s Obsession is one of those stories you never want to end, a sizzling romance packed with a hot kilted hero, an ancient curse, and the magical beauty of the Highlands. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I cursed. Don’t miss this delightful escape from ‘real’ life!”—Maeve Greyson, author of A Highlander in Her Past
“Charming, sexy, and full of surprises: A Highlander’s Obsession is all this and more. Add it to your ‘must-read’ list. Warning: You’re going to fall in love with Creighton and his clan.”—Amie Louellen, author of Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop

“Where to begin? Where. To. Begin . . . From start to finish, conflict to resolution, this was sheer brilliance.”—Kelly Moran, author of The Dysfunctional Test
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804179300
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Highlander's Beloved , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 135,572
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Vonnie Davis, who studied English at Penn State, likens herself to a croissant: crusty, wrinkled, flaky—and best served with strong coffee. After a career as a technical writer, she’s spending her retirement playing fairy godmother to her characters, giving them their happily-ever-afters. Six fantastic, talented kids call her “Grandma” and brighten her world in so many ways. She lives in Southern Virginia with her husband, author Calvin Davis.

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A Highlander's Obsession: A Highlander's Beloved Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The entire book our hero lauded our heroines strength and zest for life. Yet, she had one major crying episode per chapter and tears streaming down her face every other page! First it was annoying, then laughable, and then just nauseating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the characters in this book especially Gram. My only complaint is that it was too short and the stories were not developed enough. We didn't get a chance to get to know Malcolm so how could we understand and dislike his behavior. Whar about Alex. Why did he come to Scotland? Too many questions. But still I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book for long years and never read ,but believe me , what a treasure of story ,with the way the author use the real Celtic words . Hightly Recommended ))))) thanks Vonnie Davis
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Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book, but then how could I not? Scottish, kilt-wearing shapeshifters? Sign me up! This book was a lot of fun to read. I liked Paisley immediately and loved her Grandmother even more. I hope I am that direct when I get to be that age. She was priceless. Creighton was an exceptional hero and I really liked that he made no bones about his determination to win Paisley for his own. Paisley’s gift of telepathic communication with animals was both interesting and intriguing. I thought the author did an excellent job of describing the good side but also the problem having a gift has been for Paisley. The author does an excellent job of creating a setting so vibrant that the reader gets a sense of being in the story. Getting to know all the supporting characters that made up Creighton’s family was enjoyable too. I am happy to report that you can get more of the Matheson family where Creighton’s brothers, Bryce and Ronan, get their own books. I will definitely be looking for them. My Final Verdict: This book has it all and is a hit for me. Whatever your reading tastes run to, be it action, romance, paranormal elements, kilts, this book is highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, not as good as Shelly L, but not terrible either. Author seemed to be looking for excuses to create drama btw the lead characters, as a way to add tension to the story, I assume. The persistant trivial-details-provokes-serious- emotional-upset got annoying after awhile. Story plot was good & overall enjoyed the book, the world & the little bit of mystery as the hero works to overcome the bad guy. Author needs to work on how to build tension btw the main characters, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is terrible! The heroine is so immature. It reads like a 16 year old girl writing her fantasies in her diary. So bad I could not finish no matter how hard I tried to get past all crap. Scenes are repeated over and over and usually has the main characters fornicating, about to forni cate or thinking about it and that was so poorly written I could barely read it and had to skip most of it, lame, lame, lame!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite books are of highlander sexy men!! This was steamy sexy and funny!! Had a wonderful time reading it!
Angel1inid More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book. I had everything you could as for in a paranormal romance including shape-shifting bears, a few friendly ghosts, drug dealers, and a lot of that wonderful Scottish brogue. The introductions of Laird Creighton Masterson, and his brothers Ronan and Bryce. Paisley Munro arriving from the US with her Grandmother, Effie were well written and made you want to immediately get to know them. This book delivered more than I expected and was thoroughly enjoyable. I could have done without the graphic words dispersed throughout the book. That isn’t my thing, but all in all, it was a good book, excellently written
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The absolute best thing about this story is the way the author handles all things Scottish. After that, the story is sound, the characters charming, and the paranormal helped along the plot. My only complaint was that the heroine protested once too many times. This is an author to keep an eye on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book and its characters. The extraordinary powers of the characters made for an awesome storyline. Great imagination and savvy in pulling this all together to produce a fun, exciting and captivating read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great romance. It has everything from passion, to laughter to suspense. The characters are bright, lively and well defined. A story to cherish and an author to applaud. The best one yet!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4.5 - Beloved Stars! I absolutely loved this book. I didn't have massive expectations going in, I was just looking to be entertained for a few hours. I love a man in a kilt and a gravelly Scottish burr, hits me right in the knicker elastic, and it was pinging all over the place with this Highland treat. Add into the mix Shape-shifting bears, a few friendly ghosts, a lot of giggling and a little sniffle, and I fell in love with Laird Creighton Masterson, and his brothers Ronan and Bryce. Paisley Munro arriving from the US with her Grandmother, Effie is just the woman to tame the ornery, demanding and swooningly sweet Laird. "I was scared of you before, but I'm not now." A Highlander's Obsession delivered a whole lot more than I was expecting, and although the first book in the Highlanders Beloved series it offered a lot of openings and introductions whilst still keeping Creigh and Paisley at its focal point. I love Scotland, although the Scotland in this book is the Scotland I wish I had visited previously, I'd kinda like my own kilt wearing Laird to curl up with on cold nights the next time I travel to the Highlands! "We'll make a Scot of ye yet."
Denise_Golinowski More than 1 year ago
What a fun read! The sparks fly off Paisley Munroe and Creighton Matheson right from the get go and the cast of supporting characters are more than strong enough to carry their weight! Paisley's Gram is a big-hearted free spirit with a level of sass that's keep you laughing. Paisley and Creighton's struggle to bridge the gaps between their cultures and themselves keeps you turning pages. Enjoy! I know I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. Excellent story telling. Wish I was present to wittness. Again excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome heart loving romance. Great love sceens. Great story. Gobbled this book up all at once. Already preordered the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun characters and story.
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Shapeshifterlover More than 1 year ago
OMG...I read this book into the night, I am on hold for the next book...Creighton is the biggest Dream Come True for any girl. When you can talk with the animals and have a Gram that helps with a smart mouth and little majic and then get a Bear Shape shifter who adores you for all of you good and bad (and in my case the flashes of temper from lack of self confidence ) then your world is complete. The way Ms. Davis writes the Scottish brogue I heard it in my head as the players spoke. Love this book, can't wait for the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had not read many shifter books but really enjoyed this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shape-Shifter...Animal whisper and I couldn't get enough of Gram! This was a great read, would have loved more of their story but overall GREAT...must read